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on with us. we appreciate it. thank you. >>> good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. our other top story, the expected, but tragic news involving a highway patrol officer. >> no doubt it is on the mind of the officer just speaking with us. he was critic leer wounded in a shootout. tonight he passed away. we have live team coverage on the story. and we start with leslie brinkley live at john muir medical center in walnut creek. leslie, it was clear this was coming. >> that's certainly true, dan. a sad night here in walnut creek. we do know that family members and chp officials say by tomorrow they will be ready to begin plans for a memorial, but tonight the news out of here was that a family man, a dedicated chp officer died in the line of duty at john muir medical center tonight. >> this evening at approximately 6:05 p.m. officer kenyan youngstrom was pronounced deceased. >> doctors had not expected the officer to survive after a bullet to his head severed his spinal cord. he was on life support for a day and a half. his organs will now be donated. >> this has been a life alter
three days. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. the barton bridge is closed for the entire labor day weekend. these are the last cars crossing the dunbar ton bridge between menlo park and fremont about an hour ago. about 30,000 vehicles a day cross it on any given weekend, so it is highly used. it is shutdown for seismic retrofit work, and it is not scheduled to reopen until the weekend 5:00 a.m. tuesday morning. this is a live shot of the eerily quiet bridge. we don't see it like this. cal trans is lifting it five inches to install a huge new pair of steel bearings to give it more flexibility when the next big crate hits. >> it is two disks that are put together and slide over each other. it gives this bridge about up to four feet of movement in any direction. >> alternate routes include the bay bridge and the san mateo bridge and the south bay 101, 880 loop. >> and fremont street is shutdown from howard to mission. this affects drivers from getting off the bay bridge. it is part of the construction from the trans bay transit terminal. fremont street is expected to reopen tuesday mo
now. no traffic. it is closed for the next three days. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. the barton bridge is closed for the entire labor day weekend. these are the last cars crossing the dunbar ton bridge between menlo park and fremont about an hour ago. about 30,000 vehicles a day cross it on any given weekend, so it is highly used. it is shutdown for seismic retrofit work, and it is not scheduled to reopen until the weekend 5:00 a.m. tuesday morning. this is a live shot of the eerily quiet bridge. we don't see it like this. cal trans is lifting it five inches to install a huge new pair of steel bearings to give it more flexibility when the next big crate hits. >> it is two disks that are put together and slide over each other. it gives this bridge about up to four feet of movement in any direction. >> alternate routes include the bay bridge and the san mateo bridge and the south bay 101, 880 loop. >> and fremont is shutdown from howard to mission. this affects drivers from getting off the bay bridge. it is part of the construction from the trans bay transit terminal.
>>> it encompasses my entire soul. >> a san francisco player singing the blues. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. that surveillance footage shows the thieves making off with the $11,000 creel low -- cello. but for the student it means so much more. we go to the conservatory of music with john. john? >> the word was out about the cello that was stolen from a locker here. now it is the passion of this student, but he also needs it to make money to play gigs to put food on his table and a roof over his head. >> there is an empty feeling now because criminals came through and rummaged through my stuff and took my most available possession. >> 23-year-old adam young is talking about the cello he has played for the past 11 years. now it is gone after it was stolen sunday afternoon from his locker on the fourth floor of the san francisco conservatory of music on oak street. >> i feel like my life is put on pause right now. >> the best hope of getting it back is this surveillance video. showing a well-dressed man and woman going floor to floor at the conservatory. the pair spent
. >> and i'm dan ashley. somehow, someway she was not hit by a bullet. amazingly with dozens of shots fired, neither was anyone else. it all went down on east 16th street and seminary avenue. alan wang is live at oakland's eastmont police station where the search for the gunman continues. >> that's right, dan. this happened around 3:30 this afternoon. i spoke with several residents who say they were extremely surprised that no one got shot. but they weren't surprised this happened. this is a tough part of oak -- oakland and this is what life is like here. >> i am a marine. i know. >> tony goodwin says he returned from iraq suffering from severe ptsd. the sound of machine gunfire went off right next to his apartment and reopened some deep mental wounds. >> immediately when i woke up i wanted to grab a weapon. i thought we were being attacked. >> it is scary. >> police say a man with a white shirt pulled over his face stood on the corner of east 16th street and seminary avenue and unloaded 38 rounds. >> i looked up, and i just started seeing stuff flying. i told my daughters to get down, get
with the referee's union. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. it is a deal that means regular refs will be back on the field immediately. a deal no doubt prompted by the outrage that followed the last call of the game on monday night. >> boy, it was an unbelievable , and larry beil is here with more. it was an unbelievable call. >> you have to go back to the lingerie league. he may not be that happy. but it took one high-profile national televised blunder to end the lockout. a tentative agreement has been reached and the real refs will be back tomorrow night in baltimore. the blown call on monday night brought such outrage and criticism that the nfl had to get a deal done and done fast. so the refs will get more money and compromise owed a pension plan and 401k, and the nfl may hire some officials full time. after three weeks of the replacements, the fans were happy to hear the qualified refs will be back. >> it is about time. the nfl owners were said to be gridey and unre-- were said to be greedy and unresponsive even to the detriment of their product. >> when the niners lose i wa
. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. our other top story, the expected, but tragic news involving a highway patrol officer. >> no doubt it is on the mind of the officer just speaking with us. he was critic leer wounded in a shootout. tonight he passed away. we have live team coverage on the story. and we start with leslie brinkley live at john muir medical center in walnut creek. leslie, it was clear this was coming. >> that's certainly true, dan. a sad night here in walnut creek. we do know that family members and chp officials say by tomorrow they will be ready to begin plans for a memorial, but tonight the news out of here was that a family man, a dedicated chp officer died in the line of duty at john muir medical center tonight. >> this evening at approximately 6:05 p.m. officer kenyan youngstrom was pronounced deceased. >> doctors had not expected the officer to survive after a bullet to his head severed his spinal cord. he was on life support for a day and a half. his organs will now be donated. >> this has been a life altering tragedy for the family, and a tragedy that has
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likely to go camping than any other race. tonight dan ashley reports on a group hoping to close the racial divide of the great outdoors. >> this is where many childhood memories are made. family camping trip. but look closely at this camp ground. you might realize something missing. african americans. ruth is trying to change that. she's starting outdoor afro three years ago hoping to reunite african americans with nature. >> it's a social media and in person community that inspires and celebrates african american connections to nature. >> today, there is a national following, creating an online community for african americans to share story autos there are thousands and thousands of members across various social media platforms we get 80,000 eye balls on our facebook page and about 10,000 people engaging on our web site. and despite numbers the national park service says 1% of park visitors is african american. mam map says that doesn't mean they're not enjoying nature. >> outdoor afro organizes outings and camping trips like this one. the idea to get more african americans out
. >> a san francisco player singing the blues. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. that surveillance footage shows the thieves making off with the $11,000 creel low -- cello. but for the student it means so much more. we go to the conservatory of music with john. john? >> the word was out about the cello that was stolen from a locker here. now it is the passion of this student, but he also needs it to make money to play gigs to put food on his table and a roof over his head. >> there is an empty feeling now because criminals came through and rummaged through my stuff and took my most available possession. >> 23-year-old adam young is talking about the cello played for has played for the past 11 years. now it is gone after it was stolen sunday afternoon from his locker on the fourth floor of the san francisco conservatory of music on oak street. >> i feel like my life is put on pause right now. >> the best hope of getting it back is this surveillance video. showing a well-dressed man and woman going floor to floor at the conservatory. the pair spent an hour here before the man walked
'm carolyn johnson. >> and i'm dan ashley. somehow, someway she was not hit by a bullet. amazingly with dozens of shots fired, neither was anyone else. it all went down on east 16th street and seminary avenue. alan wang is live at oakland's eastmont police station where the search for the gunman continues. >> that's right, dan. this happened around 3:30 this afternoon. i spoke with several residents who say they were extremely surprised that no one got shot. but they weren't surprised this happened. this is a tough part of oak -- oakland and this is what life is like here. >> i am a marine. i know. >> tony goodwin says he returned from iraq suffering from severe ptsd. the sound of machine gunfire went off right next to his apartment and reopened some deep mental wounds. >> immediately when i woke up i wanted to grab a weapon. i thought we were being attacked. >> it is scary. >> police say a man with a white shirt pulled over his face stood on the corner of east 16th street and seminary avenue and unloaded 38 rounds. >> i looked up, and i just started seeing stuff flying. i told my
>> dan: and good evening. i'm dan ashley. we literally got breaking news. it involves the national football league, apparently according to espn and pro football.com they have worked out an agreement with the referees, n.f.l. walkout may be over and we understand that a official crew, regular n.f.l. referee crew will be in for tomorrow night's game in baltimore. this comes after all kinds of the replacement of the replacement of referees what may have been the tipping point in a game against green bay and seattle whether a bad call literally green bay the game. this whole story exploded after that with incredibly intense criticism for the n.f.l. for not getting the referees back on the field, not letting the lockout come to the end. they have made a mockery of the sport this season but the regular referees may be back in action as soon as tomorrow night. we'll continue to have more on this a little later in sports and full report as we continue. let's move on to the other top story tonight. >> a 11-year-old oakland boy who returns home from the hospital after being shot, but tonigh
's union. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. it is a deal that means regular refs will be back on the field immediately. a deal no doubt prompted by the outrage that followed the last call of the game on monday night. >> boy, it was an unbelievable , and larry beil is here with more. it was an unbelievable call. >> you have to go back to the lingerie league. he may not be that happy. but it took one high-profile national televised blunder to end the lockout. a tentative agreement has been reached and the real refs will be back tomorrow night in baltimore. the blown call on monday night brought such outrage and criticism that the nfl had to get a deal done and done fast. so the refs will get more money and compromise owed a pension plan and 401k, and the nfl may hire some officials full time. after three weeks of the replacements, the fans were happy to hear the qualified refs will be back. >> it is about time. the nfl owners were said to be gridey and unre-- were said to be greedy and unresponsive even to the detriment of their product. >> when the niners lose i want to know th
'm dan ashley. coming up at 5:00 ingredient inside trader joe's meat shah that has customers calling for change. and the rover uncovering new proof life may have existed on mars coming up. the news at 4:00 continues in just a moment. >>> checking healthy living news, new research suggests the class of drugs known as downers could put elderly at greater risk of dementia. it show s patients to be taking the drugs after 65 are nearly 650% more likely to develop dementia. the drug is popular with seniors and the patients may end up taking them for years. >> there is a remind yir about the flu vaccine. vaccinations are recommended for virtually everyone but just 42% vaccinated last year. >> new federal guidelines for school lunches and there are many saying they're still hungry. and some schools are also reporting a 50% increase in lunch room trash. usda is working to create snack programs to makeup for the low-calorie male autos they're flow throwing out fruit and vegetables. economy may be waivering but not banks they're sending plenty of credit card offers and rewards and there is some
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. >> and i'm larry beil in for dan ashley. at the city council meeting residents were told that chevron failed to follow their own safety guidelines. john alston was at the meeting and he joins us now. john. >> reporter: the safety board said the pipe that failed was there for decades and it had lost over time 80% of its thickness. as you said, the board says that chevron failed to follow its own guidelines for pipe inspection. in the moments leading up to the explosion chevron surveillance video capture the countdown on august 6th. in a split second fire appears growing bigger by the minute. the safety board released the video. investigators revealed that the 8-inch pipe that failed was so weak portions of it were only one-16th of an inch thick. there was no evidence the section of pipe was inspected last year or ever. >> however we have obtained policy documents that recommend that every segment of pipe in this service should have been included in a pipe inspection program. >> but chevron is saying that it is sorry and saying it is sorry several times is not enough. >> the plant manag
johnson. >> and i'm dan ashley. they were taken on an odyssey that included a stolen boat. but those two kids, three-year-old brooklyn and devon, just two, are okay while their father is in serious trouble. thomas roman is live in monterey with this developing story. >> reporter: dan, after 72 hours and a lot of nail biting, those two children are back with their mother. it happened a little while ago in monterey. the coast guard cuter came into monterey bay was unleashed. the sailboat in which he sailed away with his two-year-old -- with his two children on tuesday. south san francisco police sergeant announced the successful recovery of the children. >> i am glad to announce that devon and brooklyn have been rescued from their three-day ordeal at sea. >> reporter: the coast guard received notice that the boat had been spotted. after launching several craft including two cutters and aircraft, they shadowed the boat until they were able to come close enough to contact christopher. >> we asked to put a team on board and he said that would be fine. >> reporter: back in south san francisco,
. among them u.s. ambassador christopher stevens who grew up in the bay area. i'm larry beil in for dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. the attack on the u.s. consulate seemed well orchestrated and designed to take lives. as many as 20 heavily armed men set fire to that compound trapping the americans inside. they likely died of smoke inhalation. two american destroyers and 50 marines are on the move to libia tonight. all u.s. embassies around the world are on high alert. chris stevens is the first u.s. ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1988. he rushed to the compound to help save others and gave his life in the process. ama dates is live from the cal campus where a vigil took place at stevens fraternity. ama? >> reporter: yes, he was honored because this is where he went to school, and this was his fraternity. i spoke to one of his friends today who actually met him through the fraternity. they have been good friends ever since. and really it is his friends and family who are having a hard time dealing with the news of his death. candles and condolences at the fraternity
three days. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. the barton bridge is closed for the entire labor day weekend. these are the last cars crossing the dunbar ton bridge between menlo park and fremont about an hour ago. about 30,000 vehicles a day cross it on any given weekend, so it is highly used. it is shutdown for seismic retrofit work, and it is not scheduled to reopen until the weekend 5:00 a.m. tuesday morning. this is a live shot of the eerily quiet bridge. we don't see it like this. cal trans is lifting it five inches to install a huge new pair of steel bearings to give it more flexibility when the next big crate hits. >> it is two disks that are put together and slide over each other. it gives this bridge about up to four feet of movement in any direction. >> alternate routes include the bay bridge and the san mateo bridge and the south bay 101, 880 loop. >> and fremont street is shutdown from howard to mission. this affects drivers from getting off the bay bridge. it is part of the construction from the trans bay transit terminal. fremont street is expected to reopen
of the occupy movement. good evening i'm dan ashley. carolyn has the night off. >> they have been loud but peaceful as they move through san francisco tonight. they started in the financialal district but have now moved to justin herman plaza along the embarcadero where they first gathered a year ago. we are live tonight with what is happening. >> about 30 demonstrators still here tonight but they continue plan on occupying the plaza like they did last year instead they say they are concentrating on putting more pressure on the banks. one year after the start of the occupy movement occupy demonstrators are back in justin herman plaza. since being banished from the plaza, organizers say they have been quietly pressuring bank to work with people leak daniel. his monthly mortgage of 2500 dollars was reset to 5000 dollars a month and laid off opera sentencinger says the bank is unwilling to work out a payment plan. >> they are being unrealistic about the economy. if they were to help all of us the economy would turn around. this is a lot of bull coming out. >>reporter: earlier this
'm dan ashley. carolyn johnson has the night off. two cars were torched in that blaze. you can see the aftermath and all of the damage just moments after it happened from sky 7hd. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live at the gas station in martinez tonight. alan, this could have been a disaster. >> yes, it was very scary for a moment there. it happened around 5:30 this evening. th is the gas pom -- this is the gas pump that was knocked off its foundation. it was all captured on surveillance video from across the street. watch the car across the street as it backs up toward the gas pump and then suddenly accelerates, smashing into the pump and igniting a fire. gas station attendant paul berge realized his worst fear. >> the whole place going up. there are only 4,000 gallons of gasoline under there. >> berge says this man who would not identify himself is the driver who got out before the flames engulfed his car and another one next to the pump. >> saw the black smoke and ran out front and hit the emergency shut off switch and ran to the back and hit the main power breaker fuse box an
with the driver who crashes into a fuel pump at a martinez gas station tonight. good evening. i'm dan ashley. carolyn johnson has the night off. two cars were torched in that blaze. you can see the aftermath and all of the damage just moments after it happened from sky 7hd. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live at the gas station in martinez tonight. alan, this could have been a disaster. >> yes, it was very scary for a moment there. it happened around 5:30 this evening. th is the gas pom -- this is the gas pump that was knocked off its foundation. it was all captured on surveillance video from across the street. watch the car across the street as it backs up toward the gas pump and then suddenly accelerates, smashing into the pump and igniting a fire. gas station attendant paul berge realized his worst fear. >> the whole place going up. there are only 4,000 gallons of gasoline under there. >> berge says this man who would not identify himself is the driver who got out before the flames engulfed his car and another one next to the pump. >> saw the black smoke and ran out front and hit the eme
and a restaurant. all of this in the past couple hours. good evening, everybody. i'm larry beil in for dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. san francisco police are out in force in the mission district right now. abc7 news reporter ama date is live with this breaking news. ama? >> carolyn, i am in front of this wells fargo bank. you can see some of the damage that was caused tonight, and like last night police are saying this is in response to the officer-involved shooting here in the mission last night that wounded a 22-year-old who police say was armed with a tech 9. now, the protestors are gathered near the park and they surrounded the mission station because it was vandalized last night. they started throwing bottles, paint and even a large hammer at officers. one officer was injured, non-life-threatening injuries treated. the protesters moved to 16th and mission where the u.s. bank is and wells fargo. they smashed windows and spray painted graffiti and made damage to a restaurant nearby. police caught up with them, and that's when the group dispersed. there was no arrests. protestors were pas
'm larry beil in for dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. san francisco police are out in force in the mission district right now. abc7 news reporter ama date is live with this breaking news. >> carolyn, i am in front of this wells fargo bank. you can see some of the damage that was caused tonight, and like last night police are saying this is in response to the officer-involved shooting here in the mission last night that wounded a 22-year-old who police say was armed with a tech 9. now, the protestors are gathered near the park and they surrounded the mission station because it was vandalized last night. they started throwing bottles, paint and even a large hammer at officers. one officer was injured, non-life-threatening injuries treated. the protesters moved to 16th and mission where the u.s. bank is and wells fargo. they smashed windows and spray painted graffiti and made damage to a restaurant nearby. police caught up with them, and that's when the group dispersed. there was no arrests. protestors were passing out these anti-police fliers talking about the shooting saying
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'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. >> have you no where to go. >> they are breaking the law. >> tempers flare as the critical mass celebration turns to frustration for drivers stuck behind the wheel of their car. >> what started in san francisco in 1992 is a push for cyclist rights, and it spread to more than 300 cities worldwide, and thousands came out to mark two decades of the movement here. we have team coverage beginning with abc7 news reporter nick smith live at dolores park. >> it was a large crowd, and look over my shoulder. it was a crowd of bike riders helping kris cal mass celebrate 20 years of monthly bike rides through san francisco. the last 60 or 70 or so have gathered here at dolores park. the throngs of cyclists moved about in aimless celebration. while drivers could do nothing but sit and wait. >> we are actually not blocking traffic. we are traffic. >> for drivers, it was utter frustration. at market and van ness we saw one walk in and toc sell with the rider. then they pulled the bicyclist away from her. >> in texas we would shoot your [bleep]. >> police closely mon
for an extradition hearing on monday in nevada. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. >> have you no where to go. >> they are breaking the law. >> tempers flare as the critical mass celebration turns to frustration for drivers stuck behind the wheel of their car. >> what started in san francisco in 1992 is a push for cyclist rights, and it spread to more than 300 cities worldwide, and thousands came out to mark two decades of the movement here. we have team coverage beginning with abc7 news reporter nick smith live at dolores park. >> it was a large crowd, and look over my shoulder. it was a crowd of bike riders helping kris cal mass celebrate 20 years of monthly bike rides through san francisco. the last 60 or 70 or so have gathered here at dolores park. the throngs of cyclists moved about in aimless celebration. while drivers could do nothing but sit and wait. >> we are actually not blocking traffic. we are traffic. >> for drivers, it was utter frustration. at market and van ness we saw one walk in and toc sell with the rider. then they pulled the bicyclist away from her. >> in
was pronounced dead late today. i'm dan ashley. kenyon youngstrum is a seven-year veteran. friends and family hold a village for him. live tonight and as i said not unexpected but tragic. >> reporter: not good news, dan. family man, a dedicated chp officer died tonight here at john muir medical center, 34 hours after he was shot on interstate 680. >> this evening at approximately 6:05 p.m. officer kenyon youngstlum was pronounced deceased. >> they didn't expect him to survive after a bullet to his head severed his spinal cord. his organs will now be donated. >> this has been a tragedy for the family and certain lay tragedy that has affected all deeply to the core. >> chp officers came and went in a constant stream to the emergency room at john muir medical center. >> one hour after his death, a chp helicoptercled the hospital flashing lights in what appeared to be a salute to the fallen officer. >> the family wanted to once again express their deepest gratitude to the law enforcement family, first responders, medical staff, members of the public. you've been amazing. it's important
. suspected shooter killed in a shoot out on interstate 6 80. good evening i'm dan ashley. it was a terrible scene throughout today. let's get the latest on the story right away. lisa is live tonight at john muir medical center with the latest on highway patrol man condition. lisa? >> we are in fact learning more about the officer's condition. officials tell me that he is in critical condition and on life support at this hour. the officer family and friends have been coming by for the past self hours. spokesperson from the chp told us that they were escorting close family members to the hospital to be by the officer side. this chp still will not reless his name but we have learned that he has been with the chp for seven years. he spent the past 5 years working out of the contra costa county office martinez. he is the father of 4 and he is very loved. >> great individual. super individual. man of faith and support encouragement to those around him and family members. just hearing the stories that i did tonight it goes along with just the kind of guy that i know. pishtion law enforce
7 news anchor, dan ashley, reports on a group that's closing that great racial divide of the great outdoors. >>> it is where many childhood memories are made, a family camping trip. but look closely at this campground in gold country and you might realize there is something missing. african americans. this woman is trying to change that. she started outdoor afro three years ago, hoping to reunite african americans with nature. >> it's a social media and in-person community that inspires and celebrates african-american connections to nature. >> today map has a national following. she created an online community for stories to be shared. >> there are thousands and thousands of members across various social media platforms. we get 80,000 eyeballs to our facebook page and we have about ten thousand people engaging on our website. >> despite those numbers, the national park service said just 1% of park visitors across the country is african-american. mam said that doesn't mean they aren't enjoying nature. the idea is to get more african americans out into nature. >> we do camp, most def
to the post within the past six months. good evening, everybody, i'm larry beil in for dan ashley tonight. >> he dedicated his career to foreign service, mostly in the arab world. there is live coverage beginning with abc 7 news who joins us from the neighborhood where his mother live autos his younger brother came out and spoke with reporters a couple of hours ago. did he not want to be reported but described his brother as a natural diplomat, unflapable, even tempered, well liked people by everywhere he went because he was interested in them. chris stevens was a 1978 graduate of piedmont high school. the current principal said he was active in model un, theater department and editor of the school paper. a friend from high school became his roommate and fraternity brother at cal. >> i think before today boy have described him as great, great old friend. and but i didn't realize how close of a friend he was until this morning since i've been crying all day. >> he was a 1989 graduate of hastings but chose public service over law. he made this you tube video to introduce himself as the new
on the job. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> and aim carolyn johnson. it was the quick thinking of colleagues that saved his life. the 42-year-old sufficiented a massive heart tack yesterday. and we're live in san jose. any updates? >> this frank ryan is in stable condition in the intensive care unit. doctors will try to bring him out as soon as they feel his body is reason. firefighters
for people of color but for everyone. >> dan ashley, abc7 news. >> carolyn: great days to get outdoors, here in san francisco we are just socked in with fog. >> lisa: there is a few breaks in the overcast. i'll show you. right down in santa cruz, pretty grey out there and visibility is down to half a mile in some parts of the central coast. we are planning on sunshine and 70s here later on. 12 hours and 22 minutes of daylight with the sun setting earlier and earlier. here is a view downtown. you can see a couple breaks right there in the overcast. so we are working on the sunshine here, but the fog is not going to clear everywhere. we have a few patches at our coast. temperatures remain below normal here in downtown san francisco for the afternoon as well as oakland. it's been nice with the sun and we are looking at low clouds and fog once again banked up along the shoreline by the later afternoon hours. here is live doppler 7 hd. we are look at few breaks also up in marin county. has it been chilly this morning, numbers have dropped into the 40s with clear spots around napa. as we go throug
. good evening i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. president obama tonight outlined his path for the country going forward. he acknowledged the economic challenge but vow the problems can be solved. mark matthewfás is in charlotte tonight with the president speech and reaction from bay area delegat delegate. >>reporter: the president said in november voters will have a choice not just between candidates or parties but between fundamentally different paths for the country. >> madam chair woman, delegate delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. [applause]. >> president obama said he wants to restoret( the value tht built america. >> largest middle class and strongest economy the world has ever known. [applause]. >>reporter: characterizes the republican plan as the same prescription they have had for 30 years. >> feel a cold come on, take 2 tax cuts, roll back some regulations and call us in the morning. [applause]. >>reporter: he caution oned some in his party not to depend on government to solve every problem and lit into republicans believ
years. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. democratic national convention is officially underway in charlotte, north carolina. the first real working day there. the rest of the nation celebrates labor day. abc news joins us live now from the convention. he's following the california delegation. mark? >> the delegates flew in over the weekend. nancy pelosi met them at the hotel for breakfast. the delegates whooped it up
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sailboat are safe tonight. it is an ordeal that began three days ago. i'm carolyn johnson. >> and i'm dan ashley. they were taken on an odyssey that included a stolen boat. but those two kids, three-year-old brooklyn and devon, just two, are okay while their father is in serious trouble. thomas roman is live in monterey with this developing story. >> reporter: dan, after 72 hours and a lot of nail biting, those two children are back with their mother. it happened a little while ago in monterey. the coast guard cuter came into monterey bay was unleashed. the sailboat in which he sailed away with his two-year-old -- with his two children on tuesday. south san francisco police sergeant announced the successful recovery of the children. >> i am glad to announce that devon and brooklyn have been rescued from their three-day ordeal at sea. >> reporter: the coast guard received notice that the boat had been spotted. after launching several craft including two cutters and aircraft, they shadowed the boat until they were able to come close enough to contact christopher. >> we asked to put a team o
in the bay area. i'm larry beil in for dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. the attack on the u.s. consulate seemed well orchestrated and designed to take lives. as many as 20 heavily armed men set fire to that compound trapping the americans inside. they likely died of smoke inhalation. two american destroyers and 50 marines are on the move to libia tonight. all u.s. embassies around the s stevens is the firstt. first u.s. ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1988. he rushed to the compound to help save others and gave his life in the process. ama dates is live from the cal campus where a vigil took place at stevens fraternity. ama? >> reporter: yes, he was honored because this is where he went to school, and this was his fraternity. i spoke to one of his friends today who actually met him through the fraternity. they have been good friends ever since. and really it is his friends and family who are having a hard time dealing with the news of his death. candles and condolences at the fraternity house at cal. the men are honoring their fallen brother. the u.s. ambassador
presidency on this final night of the democratic national convention. good evening i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. president obama tonight outlined his path for the country going forward. he acknowledged the economic challenge but vow the problems can be solved. mark matthewfás is in charlotte tonight with the president speech and reaction from bay area delegat delegate. >>reporter: the president said in november voters will have a choice not just between parties but between fundamentally different paths for the country. >> madam chair woman, delegate delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. [applause]. >> president obama said he wants to restoret( the value tht built america. >> largest middle class and strongest economy the world has ever known. [applause]. >>reporter: characterizes the republican plan as the same prescription they have had for 30 years. >> feel a cold come on, take 2 tax cuts, roll back some regulations and call us in the morning. [applause]. >>reporter: he caution in his some in his party not to depend on government to so
. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> and i'm larry beil in for dan ashley. at the city council meeting residents were told that chevron failed to follow their own safety guidelines. john alston was at the meeting and he joins us now. john. >> reporter: the safety board said the pipe that failed was there for decades and it had lost over time 80% of its thickness. as you said, the board says that chevron failed to follow its own guidelines for pipe inspection. in the moments leading up to the explosion chevron surveillance video capture the countdown on august 6th. in a split second fire appears growing bigger by the minute. the safety board released the video. investigators revealed that the 8-inch pipe that failed was so weak portions of it were only one-16th of an inch thick. there was no evidence the section of pipe was inspected last year or ever. >> however we have obtained policy documents that recommend that every segment ve been included in a pipeould inspection program. >> but chevron is saying that it is sorry and saying it is sorry several times is not enough. >> the plant m
if it's going to carry over into the work week. >> good evening, i'm dab dan ashley. >> an investigation is underway into the 7th officer involved shooting of the year. >> this happened on pepper drive and lofus place sunday morning. john is live from the scene. >> both men shot in front of their house here. a memorial is not all that remains but there is mistrust of the police facing a high number of shootings this year. >> this she says she watched her brother die. police rolled up to this car parked in locust place, shining a spotlight, then opening fire. they say the 23-year-old pulled a gun in his waist band. he was killed. >> i see joe's hands outside of the car like this. this is through a cracked window. the officer letting his gun loose, just shooting and shooting. >> this is the seventh shooting involving police since may. and the citizens advisory economy would like an explanation. >> doi believe this department needs to take a look at why police officers seem to be resorting to deadly force
movement. good evening i'm dan ashley. carolyn has the night off. >> they have been loud but peaceful as they move through san francisco tonight. they started in the financialal district but have now moved to justin herman plaza along the embarcadero where they first gathered a year ago. we are live tonight with what is happening. >> about 30 demonstrators still here tonight but they continue plan on occupying the plaza like they did last year instead they say they are concentrating on putting more pressure on the banks. one year after the start of the occupy movement occupy demonstrators are back in justin herman plaza. since being banished from the plaza, organizers say they have been quietly pressuring bank to work with people leak daniel. his monthly mortgage of 2500 dollars was reset to 5000 dollars a month and laid off opera sentencinger says the bank is unwilling to work out a payment plan. >> they are being unrealistic about the economy. if they were to help all of us the economy would turn around. this is a lot of bull coming out. >>reporter: earlier this evening a par
temperatures? find out, coming up. >> good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> tonight the family of a priest who died in san jose eight years ago is offering a reward for information about his death. >> police ruled the death a suicide but the family wants more answers. >> there whatever happened happens right there. the family believes there was a homicide and they want police to take a second look. >> this is his bible. why a priest would lay a bible down? >> john is talking about his brother, james, a priest who dieded on his birthday in 2004. authorities say he was on jury duty that day and committed suicide by jumping from the roof of this parking structure. across the street from the santa clara county hall of justice. the family does not believe that is the case. >> what do you think happened to your brother? >> well, i question whether he was hurled over because he seemed to be motionless. >> in the years before the death he had accused another priest living at church fa sill any los gatos of sexual lay busing him. and he reached a $1.6 million settlement following the death.
or more power as it uses. dan ashley got a tour of the science experiment now turning into real life. reporter: ever since the exploratorium opened in 1969, this hands are on science museum has been known for innovation. that tradition is on full display some the design of the exploratorium's new home, a historic pier. pier 15 sticks out more than 800 feet over the water, a giant warehouse type building that could eat up a lot of power. so he engineers are trying something different, net zero energy. peter rossy is a true believer. >> part research, part getting people to get excited about it, and then sheer determination. >> net sear rove means the building will create at least as much energy at is uses. the power comes from this huge field of high efficiency solar panels on the roof. made by a silicon valley group, and they're expected to generate 1.3 mega watts. about what it takes to run a thousand american homes for a year. >> differently on this panel is all black no metal on the front0. so all sunshine goes into the cell. >> that's just the start to reach net zero, the new exp
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